It has come to light that the College of Science, Business and Management Studies, located in Abeokuta, Ogun State, is not accredited to teach some of the courses they offer.
Nigerian youths have resorted to social media to criticize Havarde College of Science, Business and Management Studies, a private polytechnic in Abeokuta, Ogun State, for offering courses that are not certified.
The private polytechnic is not included on the NBTE and NUC websites as an accredited institution, and it is not listed as a certified private polytechnics or monotechnics, according to The Punch.
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The school website features a video that claims to provide courses in law, public health nursing, pharmacy, medical science, nursing, and laboratory science, among other subjects.
It was not listed among the universities recognized by the National University Commission (NUC) or among the education colleges recognized by the National Commission for Colleges of Education.
The University is charged with forging its students’ degrees and certificates from a university in Cotonou, Benin Republic.
The laments of old students
A student said that after paying an additional N300,000 fees, they were able to use the diploma to be mobilized for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) as international students.
After completion of four years at the school, a student stated: “I am still at home thinking of how to get N255,000 to process conversion of result. Harvarde is asking us to pay for the ECOWAS fee and all that, so we will convert our results to that of a university in the Benin Republic. That is how they have been doing it.”
Another former student, Odunayomi, who is now a medical student at the University of Lagos, said.
“The foundation of that place was built on lies and deceit” Confirming the conversion of certificates from a university in Benin Republic, he said:
“How many of their students graduated with degrees to show for it? They push just about two per cent of the students they’re able to successfully get degrees from universities in Cotonou through ‘magomago’ and then push them into service, just to save face and convince innocent children into not changing their minds about leaving.”
According to punch, about seven law students dressed in black and white, said they knew the Law programme was not accredited.
“We know the course is not yet accredited, but we trust God that it will be accredited before we graduate,” almost all the students approached gave similar responses.
They disclosed that they pay N195,000 yearly as school fees, while those in the Nursing department said they pay N130,000 yearly as tuition for the five-year course.
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